How to Create an Online Quiz Like a Pro
Tests can be an integral tool in eLearning to verify knowledge and instill motivation. There are many good reasons to include quizzes in your staff training program.
Quizzes allow you to track your employees’ progress and see what was learned and what was not. Creating a quiz, like taking one, doesn’t take a lot of time. And fortunately, because you have to be fast if you want effective training. Quizzes allow learners to retain new information in the long term.
The tests promote the understanding, motivation and involvement of learners. Quiz results drive deeper engagement with your content. Quizzes also produce data that can identify gaps in your training and help you improve your content.
You don’t need a classroom for testing. Learners can take the quizzes wherever they are, and on their own schedule.
However, when it comes to creating a quiz, training professionals and creators of new content need answers to these questions:
-how many tests;
– what types of questions;
– what pass mark and time limit;
– are scenarios with sequences necessary;
– and many other “how” and “why” questions.
Step 1. Set quiz type
Working on a quiz is a lot like creating a course, but a quiz might require a different development cycle or process. However, the starting point is the same – setting specific goals or objectives.
What are you looking to achieve with your quiz? The answer to this question will help you define the type of test.
Quizzes can generally be divided into two broad categories, depending on their purpose:
1. Review quizzes reinforce and compel review of training material. They usually come in at regular intervals (end of module or chapter) for practice and data collection. They generally have no specific requirements: no deadlines, no penalties for wrong answers. The learner has several attempts to give a correct answer; after each error, an explanation of why the answer is incorrect is given.
2. Assessment quizzes are used to check employee knowledge. They usually have a set time and a single attempt to respond, with no explanation for errors. The quiz shows how useful the course or the whole training program was for your employees – what they actually took away from it.